Parents of children with CHD lobby Parly

PARENTS, guardians of children with heart diseases are forking out USD30 000 for open heart surgeries which are done overseas, parliamentarians heard on Tuesday. By Kuda Pembere Brave Little Hearts Zimbabwe, an organisation representing the interests of children with heart diseases on Tuesday petitioned the Health and Child Care parliamentary portfolio committee to look into challenges facing these children. BLHZ director Ms Tendai Moyo said the most common of pediatric heart diseases can be corrected in Zimbabwe instead of going abroad. Most of the children are born with a complete…

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POTRAZ Advises Zim To Use SMS And Voice Network For Health Communication Interventions… Says majority of Zimbabweans still using generic phones

The Mobile Revolution is here and Zimbabwe just like many other countries in the world has progressed in ensuring access to mobile phone services is affordable by anyone regardless of economic background. In Zimbabwe, even horses have cell-phones and there are probably more mobile phones than there are toothbrushes in the world. By Michael Gwarisa The mobile phone is accessible in even the most remote areas of the world where often times access to clean water, medical personnel or health facilities do not exist. Mobile phone technology has a growing…

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Costly Hormonal Therapies Force Zim Trans Community To Get Shots from the streets

Teckler (31) is a transgender women from Highfields in Harare. Even though she was born a man, Tekcler says she had always struggled with the notion of waking up in a strange body every single day of her life. In her own words, she has always viewed herself as a woman and was always determined to be identified as one at some point in life. By Michael Gwarisa At the age of 20 when she enrolled in University in 2011, she once shocked her neighbourhood when she turned home for…

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Harare City Fathers Accused Of Dining In Luxury Hotels While Residents Drink Poop Water

FAILURE by the City of Harare to consistently provide safe drinking water to its residents could trigger another wave of waterborne Diarrhoeal diseases if Central Government does not intervene,Harare Residents have warned. By Michael Gwarisa This call follows revelations that one of the leading hotspots of Cholera in the capital, Budiriro has gone for three years without water while almost all residential areas are experiencing perennial water supply interruptions and having dirty water pumped into their homes. Residents in most wards in the Capital are now relying on shallow wells…

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